But how can buyers find the best tyres, i.e. those that are safe, quiet and energy-efficient? The answer is: they can rely on the new energy label for tyres, use of which became mandatory in Switzerland on 1 August 2014. The Swiss label is essentially based on the EU energy label for tyres, which has already been applied on the majority of tyres sold in Switzerland since November 2012. It is similar to the energy label for motor cars, household appliances and lamps, which classifies appliances or cars in efficiency categories from A to G, and is widely known in Switzerland and throughout the EU. The energy label for tyres indicates the energy efficiency (rolling resistance) rating and classifies the degree of grip on wet roads, as well as the noise level. The graphic design of the label is specified in Appendix 3.10 of the Federal Energy Ordinance, and is based on EU Regulation (EC) 1222/2009.